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August 9, 2006
Media Advisory - “Hauler! Moving Stuff with Bikes” event
  
The City of Toronto will host “Hauler! Moving Stuff with Bikes” on Saturday, August 12 at Alexandra Park, south of Scadding Court Community Centre, from noon to 4 p.m. This event will see cyclists and cargo bike/trailer enthusiasts from across the city and beyond gather to celebrate hauling cargo by bicycle. Members of the public are invited to learn about the wonders of moving stuff with bikes.

Date: Saturday, August 12
Times: 12:30 p.m. - members of the public will try various cargo bikes and trailers
1 p.m. - workshop: how to make bucket panniers
2 p.m. - workshop: how to make a bike trailer
3 p.m. - workshop: how to start a bicycle-based business
Place: Alexandra Park, south of Scadding Court Community Centre

Approximately 10 per cent of cyclists in Toronto cite the “inability to carry cargo on their bicycle” as the main reason they do not ride their bicycle to work or school. This event will provide residents with a safe and accessible environment to look, listen, and see how they too can carry cargo on their bicycle. Whether you are a master cyclist looking for a few quick tips on building your own trailer, or you are a new parent looking to try out the latest child carrying trailer, there will be something for you.

Free t-shirts will be given out to individuals who bring their own cargo bike or trailer to the event. Light refreshments will be served.

In accordance with the goals of the Toronto Bike Plan, “Hauler! Moving Stuff with Bikes” will work to double the number of bicycle trips made in the city by encouraging more people to move goods by bicycle.


Media contacts:

Stacy Douglas
Community Cycling Organizer
416-338-5076
416-407-0301

Sean Wheldrake
Bicycle Promotions Co-ordinator
416-392-1143
416-988-4569


 

 

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